Three designers, Beowulf Boritt, Robert Kaplowitz, and Rae Smith won 2007 OBIE Awards, presented by the Village Voice for excellence in off-Broadway theater. The 52nd annual OBIES were awarded on Monday, May 21, at the Skirball Center at NYU.

Beowulf Boritt, currently represented on Broadway by LoveMusik and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, was awarded an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Set Design. His most recent off-Broadway show is Neil LaBute’s In A Dark, Dark House, currently at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.





Robert Kaplowitz won his OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design. His most recent off-Broadway production is The Internationalist at the Vineyard Theatre, for which he was nominated for a 2007 Lucille Lortel Award in Outstanding Sound Design.

Rae Smith was honored for the set and costume design of Oliver Twist at Theatre for a New Audience in association with American Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres.